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Sales Tax Insights with Faculty Member Jennifer Zimmerman

Welcome to the latest in our ongoing series of Sales Tax Institute faculty member profiles! I recently sat down to talk sales tax with Jennifer Zimmerman, who is the Manager of State Tax Audits and Appeals for Walgreen Co.


Jennifer is a more recent addition to the Sales Tax Institute faculty team. She first co-taught with me in early 2016

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Rentals & Leases: How Does Sales Tax Apply to Them?

It’s easy to get confused when it comes to the sales

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Economic Nexus: The New Standard??

If you follow the Sales Tax Institute with any regularity, you’re probably aware that we cover and talk about sales tax nexus a lot! And there’s a very good reason for that. Nexus is one of the most important concepts in sales tax.  On top of that, nexus has been a hot-button topic for years now. With the advent of online sellers and online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay, many states have attempted to play catch-

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Are You Fluent in VAT?

It’s not unusual for businesses today to have operations in multiple countries – in fact, it’s quite common. And for tax professionals in one of these businesses who are only fluent in the ways of U.S. sales tax, this is where things can get very tricky. Because the way that sales tax works in the United States is very different from how Value Added Tax – or VAT, for short – works. Let’s look at some of the key ways in which

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How to Advance Your Career in Sales Tax

Here is an important question.


When was the last time you took inventory of your goals and accomplishments?


For many, that answer may be “never.” Or “last year.”


But those who have the greatest success, reevaluate their goals at least 2-4 times a year. They take stock of where they’re at today in relation to where they wanted to be and adjust based on the experience and

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